An appreciation of Patrick Nagle

Patrick Nagel’s artwork has a distinct graphical 1980s style. His art featured strong Femme Fatales as the stars; confident independent women in keeping with the 80s decade go-getter mentality. Inspired partly by art deco styling, comic book imagery and the minimalism of the Japanese woodblock prints – Nagel produced wonderfully simple but bold imagery that adorned the iconic sleeve of Duran Duran’s Rio and Playboy magazine editorial. His art is now rather collectable fetching modest figures. I love the bold sweeping lines clearly inspired by comic books.

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